I put a gun safe in the house today and so it was time to take my shotguns and rifles out of my father-in-laws gun rack. I cleaned out the bottom drawer for the first time and found some interesting stuff.
1) My wife has had an old un-numbered Stevens .410 pump since the '60's. I'd tried to find more information about it, but the company does not seem to be in business anymore. Today, I found the tag identifying her shotgun as a Stevens 77 Slide Action Repeating Shotgun. It has a picture of an indian chief and the word Savage written on it.
Anyone know anything about these? I think it is a relatively cheap shotgun that my father-in-law bought for his daughters through his grocery store.
2) Anyone out there still use Flitz? The tube says its good for polishing metal and won't hurt blued guns.
3) I think I found an early, home-made version of the Bore Snake. There were three patches tied together with twine. On the other end of the twine has got to be the world's smallest pocket knife. My wife says he would drop the knife through the barrel of his shotgun and pull the patches through. The knife is about 1 1/2 inches long folded shut.
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.